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Suspensions are inspired by the command module of the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.

The command module of the Apollo spacecraft was where the 3 astronauts spent their time during the mission, apart from when one of them went down on to the moon by means of a lunar module. The external 12- branched wooden structure was conical in shape, assembled at the ends by 2 aluminium discs. Its high dome acted as a thermal shield keeping in the light source. On its way into the atmosphere the module gave off a fierce column of fire.

The NASA of the 1960s was the inspiration behind the universe of Woodlabo.

The conquest of space was built on the same values we find in Woodlabo’s creations: meeting the challenge; practising the highest standards; savoir-faire, rigour and innovation. Woodlabo’s lights were conceived from this need to dream and to make others dream. High-end and large scale, Woodlabo’s creations tell a story, a story about men and women who, their eyes fixed on the stars, never gave up on their dream to reach the unreachable.

The lights created by Woodlabo remind us day after day of this absolute necessity.

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Wooden structure, beech

Bottom view

Detail bulb

High dome

Ceramic socket

high dome

Aluminium plate, serigraphed, engraved

pilot: Gaël WUITHIER

Wooden box, serigraphed

Apollo 8 comman module